A kitten sits in his enclosure at a Buddhist temple in the suburbs of Shanghai on December 3, 2015. A monk named Zhi Xiang has given shelter to some 100 stray cats and dogs at the Bao'en temple, because 'I can't see them die. I know I cannot offer them a good life here, but at least I can keep them alive', Xiang explains. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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By Cady Lang
September 16, 2016

In a tale that is simultaneously heartwarming and quite stressful, a tiny kitten in Russia was rescued after being stranded in the middle of a Kaliningrad highway after falling out of a speeding car window.

The petite feline spent four seconds sitting in the middle of the road, where several cars almost ran it over before a kind stranger pulled over to rescue the small animal.

Its rescuer was later identified as Denis Degtyarev, who reported to Life.Ru that the cat is unharmed and has already found a new family.

“I checked him quickly as I picked him up, he looked deeply shocked but all right, in that nothing was broken or badly bruised,” Degtyarev said. “There was no blood. I drove it to the sport school which my kids attend, and there friends of ours quickly found him a new family. He is doing well now.”

You can watch the entire heroic episode go down, below.

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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